September Favorites

What better way to start a Monday that you aren't excited about than with posting about your favorite things the month has brought you? Good timing, Ashley(ps- excuse the craptastic quality of these photos-- we're having 'real' camera issues today!)

-Friendships. My circle of close girlfriends might be small, and we might be spread out all over the country, but I cherish every moment I do get to spend with these ladies. Whether it's a weekend visit, a Skype conversation or just a ridiculous 4 minute phone call, I am thankful for it all. You all know who you are! :)

-Fall decorations! We finally got out fall stuff up over the weekend and our house just feels so cozy now. The amazing candles, the scarecrow wreath, mantle decor... I'm loving it!

-Our church. I am blessed by the message I get every single week there, and now that our church recently started a Saturday night service, I don't have to miss as often due to work. Yay!

-Working out with Jared. We joined a gym and aren't looking back. I am loving that we're working on our fitness goals together and I think we've really killed it this week with our workouts. I'm looking forward to the transformations that are hopefully soon to come!
Be ready for lots of sweaty Instagram pictures ;)
-Making time for date nights. We've put ourselves on such a strict budget that I think sometimes we forget it IS okay to go out and spend a little money doing something fun together. Dinner overlooking a lake? Yes, please!

-And on that note? Planning vacations in an affordable manner too. We love to have something on the calendar to look forward to and often you can find amazing deals if you book well in advance and do your research... here's to hoping a couple AWESOME 2014 vacations are in store for us :)



25 comments

  1. I love all of this! You seem like things are in a good groove for you guys and that's awesome!

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  2. I went to find my fall stuff last week...and its not in the box I swear I put it in. So now I either need to turn this condo upside down to find it or just wait to decorate for Turkey and Christmas...which I know where that stuff is! On a different note, what vacays are you two looking into?

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  3. I can't wait to hit up hobby lobby this week and find a cute wreath/somethinggg to make our home more fall ready! ;) the candle WILL be burnt this week...and I can't wait. Love you!

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  4. Looks like a great weekend. Working out with the husband is the best thing ever. It's a great way to motivate each other and fun bonding time. C and I had a date night at the gym on friday and it was a great workout and so much fun.

    I meant to tweet you, we went to a Bengal's bar in DC on Sunday....it was fun despite the outcome.

    Have a great week!

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  5. Love the wreath!! And wow.. what a great dinner view! Totally ok to splurge on each other once in a while... especially with how well you guys are doing with the workouts! Sounds like a fun weekend! =D

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  6. I love your wreath!! It's definitely nice to have someone to work out with and motivate you - sweaty instagram pictures are always a good sign :P I'm so excited fall is in full swing now!

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  7. Every time I think I think I want to go out and buy more fall decorations, we have a day that hits 80 degrees!! And then I keep clinging to summer.

    And i seriously want to start planning a vacation for next year already- but I'm in the process of potentially getting a new job and am worried to make any plans too far in advance!!

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  8. what better way to start my monday then reading your blog post? On da realizes

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  9. Yayyyy for fall decorations!! And date nights :)

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  10. Get fall decorations slash a yummy candy<<<just got put on my to-do list! That lake view is b-e-a-utiful!

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  11. I love that wreath! Fall candles are some of my favorite!

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  12. Loving your wreath!! I feel like I need to whip one up before the baby comes. Ahh, planning vacations are seriously my favorite. Hope you guys are going somewhere great!

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  13. Ah, all the fall decor definitely makes things feel more cozy!

    Dinner over looking the lake sounds perfect.

    I can't wait to hear how Sallie & Perkins plan an affordable vacay. I need those tips! :)

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  14. I feel like the transformations happen outside but even better....on the inside. I know you have late nights but don't you feel a little extra productive now that you are working out? Or maybe I'm just ridiculous. hehe I love all of your favorites. My quote about friendship has always, always, always been "quality not quantity" and proves more and more true as I grow older. Happy Tuesday eve friend. Have a great week.

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  15. I love that wreath! Kevin and I are hoping that there are some affordable awesome vacations in our 2014 year too!

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  16. Did you make that wreath? I think it makes your house looks so welcoming. Yay for joining a gym! Ya'll are in for some fun!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  17. LOVING the fall decor. It really does make the home look more cozy :)
    I wiiiiiish Eric and I could work out together but our relationship just doesn't mesh that way, ha ha! We'd probably kill each other instead!
    PLEASE teach me your ways with getting the best deal for vacations. We want to go to Boston in 2014 but we need to find the best deals to make it happen. My talent is NOT one of finding good deals and researching the internet for this stuff. What are your favorite sites that will help us out?

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  18. LOVING the workout faces! You two just kill me with your expressions!! It's like, here they go again, reading my mind! XO

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  19. Fall decorations are the best, aren't they? :) So glad that y'all have a church you love. It makes all the difference!

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  20. I need to get my fall decorations up!! I especially need to get a candle...I burned my candle from last year all the way up. I love that you're making it a point to have those date nights....Noel and I need to be better about that. I can't wait to hear what vacations you have planned!!

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  21. I love all of your favorites!! I just joined a new church that I am in LOVE with! A lot like the one I use to go to out at college. Moving and finding churches you love can be challenging! Happy October!

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  22. That scarecrow wreath is so cute! I love fall decor and I need to get some out. We're also ready to plan some vacations, too, especially going somewhere warm in February!

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